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The Mauritius Golf Open: The Tradition Continues

The first Mauritius Golf Open took place in 1994 when Constance Belle Mare Plage Resort hosted 30 Professionals and 60. Since then the event has grown significantly year on year with demand for the prized amateur positions for the Pro Am, Air Mauritius Amateur and Ladies Competition event again being over subscribed.

The amateurs will have the unique opportunity to play with two different professionals in the two day Pro–Am, which is sure to be a memorable experience for those involved.

Once again members from three Professional Tours are being invited. Players from the European, Senior’s and Ladies Tours will grace the fairways at Belle Mare Plage Resort from the 11th to the 16th of December 2007. The organizers of the events are proud to host such a prestigious event, and the luxurious hotel, beach and golf courses provide the ideal setting.

The Mauritius Open provides a unique friendly atmosphere for the Amateurs to relax and play with some of the world’s best golf professionals, past and present. The Professionals also have the chance to unwind at the Belle Mare Plage and Prince Maurice Resorts after a hectic year on tour.

Ryder Cup team member, Phillip Price, will be returning this year to attempt to capture his first Mauritius Open Title; after his second placing last year. Other name players will include the likes of Jamie Donaldson and Christian Cevaer. The organisers are also hoping that golfing legend Seve Ballesteros will make his first appearance in the Open. Van Phillips will be returning this year to defend his title.

Past Champions include Michael McLean who won the inaugural Mauritius Open in 1994 and also in 2000. Other well known players who have also raised the winner trophy at Belle Mare Plage Resort include, Marcello Santi of Italy (1995), Philip Golding of England (1996), Gordon Sherry of Scotland (1997), Rodger Davis of Australia (1998), Jonathan Lomas of England (1999), Sebastien Delagrange of France (2001), Mark Mouland of Wales (2002 and 2003), Mile Tunnicliff of England (2004 and 2005) and Van Philips of England (2006). Time will tell if Van can defend his title of Mauritius Open Champion in 2007!

70 Professionals Invited

These will be made up from the following groups:

A . SENIORS TOUR : 12 PLACES

Eligibility
• Invitations will be issued to the winners of each Seniors Tour Event in 2007
• Up to five invitations may be issued by the organising committee
• Any extra places on offer will be allotted on the basis of as at 15 October 2007

B . LADIES TOUR : 10 PLACES

Eligibility
• Invitations will be issued to the winners of each Ladies Tour Event in 2007
• Up to five invitations may be issued by the organising committee
• Any extra places on offer will be allotted on the basis of as at 15 October 2007

C . EUROPEAN TOUR CURRENT AND PAST: 28 PLACES

Eligibility
• All past winners of the Mauritius Open will be invited
• Players on Tour who have supported the event over the years
• Top ranked golfers from the 2006 European Tour.

D . ORGANIZING COMMITTEE INVITATIONS: 20 PLACES

Eligibility
• These would normally be used for players who have supported the event or those who are actively engaged in the promotion of Constance Hotels.
• This category will also include 4 Mauritian Golf Professionals who will be enrolled following a qualifying round.

 

 

 




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